Of all the variated species of San Francisco homes, maybe none is a stranger animal than the “live/work.” Sometimes these units look little different from any other condo or apartment; other times they’re total oddballs, awkwardly carved out of larger, older buildings for purposes not always obvious to modern observers. And rarely does a home … Continue reading Explaining SF’s Weird Live/Work Condos
When it comes to San Francisco’s building boom, the proposed high-rise at One Oak Street has long looked like the one that got away. Now there are finally signs of life again for this towering question mark, as the developer behind the would-be edifice is seeking permission to increase its scope by roughly 50 percent. … Continue reading Four Years Later, Where Is the One Oak Tower?
There’s a new grocery store slated for Hayes Valley in the next couple of years, and in pretty much any other city that would be the end of the story. But in San Francisco, this decision represents the finale to years of political infighting, housing wars, and community struggle that overlapped with the city’s most … Continue reading Store Finally Approved For Scandal-Plagued Hayes Valley Condo Development
Los Gatos, a wealthy suburb of San Jose, doesn’t usually make the news over things as seemingly prosaic as the town’s general plan. But we are living in interesting times, and the changes currently proposed for this South Bay berth are nothing short of mind-blowing for anyone familiar with how housing works–and doesn’t work–in the … Continue reading Explaining Los Gatos’ Mind-Blowing Housing Plan
Great news for bargain hunters: There’s a 130-plus year old West Oakland Victorian that’s yours to own for the low, low price of zero dollars. The only catch is: You’ve got to come pick it up–literally. Riaz Capitol, the current owners of a three bed, 1.5 bath, nearly 1,150-square-foot Vic at 2420 Chestnut, are telling … Continue reading This Oakland House Is Free
What it is now: What it could be: The view you might see: The Deets: “The property consists of 5,415 square feet of vacant land slated for subdivision and situated on the northwest corner of Broadway and Taylor Streets. The property offers spectacular views over San Francisco, including North Beach, the Financial District, the Bay … Continue reading Renderings Revealed For Vacant Corner Lot Development Opportunity At 1000 Broadway, Russian Hill… Bids Due Sealed